Kosher Spot Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

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E-mails from two St. Louis Park Jewish locations reveal that the first test-confirmed cases of coronavirus have hit the Jewish community. An e-mail sent out Sunday from The Kosher Spot notified the community that one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19. There are reportedly 235 confirmed cases in Minnesota. Leah Giter, who was named […]

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Businesses Retool In Face Of New Reality

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Owning Copperwing Distillery in St. Louis Park means that one thing that Brian Idlekope, Kyle Kettering and Chris Palmisano have no shortage of is alcohol. Due to the coronavirus, one thing that almost everyone is short on is hand sanitizer. So in the wake of the crisis, Kettering is going to begin producing house-made hand […]

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What Services Are JFCS, JFS & Others Offering?

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As the community is beginning to hunker down in voluntary – or involuntary – quarantine, the Jewish community’s two main social service agencies are preparing to continue as much of their services as possible while they are closing up their offices. Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis is suspending regular office hours effective March […]

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Jewish, Muslim, LGBTQ Groups Lead Charge On Hate Crimes Bill

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Jewish advocacy groups are co-leading the effort to pass a bill this legislative session that will help Minnesota address a rise in hate crimes that has plagued the country and the state. The legislation is spearheaded by a coalition of community organizations primarily made up of Jewish Community Action (JCA); the Minnesota chapter of the […]

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Refugee Shabbat: A Jewish Response To The Global Refugee Crisis

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(Editor’s note: Temple Israel announced that the weekend events would be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic).  On March 20-21 on Shabbat Vayakhel, upwards of 350 congregations, located mainly in the United States but also drawn from synagogues in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, will observe Refugee Shabbat, which has been organized by HIAS, the Jewish […]

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Jewish Organizations Keeping An Eye On Coronavirus Spread

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While there are so far only two cases of COVID-19 – more commonly known as the coronavirus – in Minnesota, local Jewish organizations are making plans just in case. On a conference call Monday morning with the Jewish Community Relations Council Director of Community Security Dan Plekkenpol, local organizations are following the situation closely, particularly […]

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